Botanical artists are becoming more interested in painting on vellum of late.
This post introduces All About Vellum - a new webpage on this site. It provides an overview of painting on vellum plus tips and techniques and links to more information and suppliers
The new page on this website is located in the EDUCATION section and is called just 'Vellum" in the drop down menu.
It includes all the best references I know about:
If you have any suggestions for more great links to useful resources please leave a comment and state the link.
The page includes a video I made at one of the demonstrations at last years annual exhibition by the Society of Botanical Artists. Shevaun Doherty (who is the new tutor on painting vellum for the SBA's Distance Learning Diploma Course) demonstrated how a pink paint could not be lifted from watercolour paper - but could be lifted to leave a clean surface from a piece of vellum.
Of course if you want to get the paint to stay put you also need to master the art of painting with a barely damp brush!
Shevaun will be demonstrating again at the SBA 2016 Annual Exhibition. Her session on "Painting on Vellum' is scheduled for 1pm to 5pm on Friday 15th April.
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